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  1. Border-phobia

    by , 02-11-2015 at 07:44 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    Wow, she really got into your head with her "rules"! Relax, it's not as scary as you think.

    My bits of border advice:
    * Audition different fabrics with your quilt centers. Unless my border fabric is also my focus fabric, I often wait till the center is done before I select any border fabrics because I tend to change my mind. If I do happen to select border fabrics prior to construction, I don't cut them until I'm ready to add borders, in case I change my mind at
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  2. Quilt blocks

    by , 02-10-2015 at 04:24 PM
    Are these fabrics Thimbleberries or Kansas Troubles? I don't remember. I have 42 blocks. I need more blue for sashing.

    Helen Minick
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  3. FMQ Tension Problems

    by , 02-08-2015 at 05:12 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    There have been so many discussions here on the QB about having problems with tension when FMQing. Here is a video that has some very good advice
    http://24blocks.com/2015/02/tension-...problems-.html
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  4. recommend book..

    by , 02-07-2015 at 05:35 AM
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Size:  98.8 KBI recommend this book good for any level quilter, sampler projects, using 2.5 strips, great for cleaning out your stash..
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  5. huge tote-side pockets

    by , 02-07-2015 at 05:32 AM
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Size:  88.5 KBHuge tote bag, taken from Missouri star quilt company tutorials. One day project. Carry all bag, great for shopping. Hangs well over your shoulder. Make it your own.. Side pockets great for all your ipod, cell etc.
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  6. Own creation, from recycled clothes.

    by , 02-07-2015 at 05:29 AM
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Size:  79.7 KBAn easy, useful project, sew as you go ugly leftover strips, onto a rectangle base fold over top part, add crocheted cord, a button and buttonhole, 1 day project, and get a side bag.. Great for makeups, transit passes, credit cards, change.. Make as many as you wish..
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  7. I can not belive I got this for $10.00

    by , 02-05-2015 at 08:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by 4dogs View Post
    Thanks to all of you for your help...........I think I really like this little machine 10/10.............
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  8. In a quandry as to what to do with small, sentimental, cloth

    by , 02-04-2015 at 08:06 PM
    The cloth is from Uganda and measures 14.5 x 14.5. It is a patchwork design of dark blue and muti-color strips. My son handed it to me and said "you can do something with this, right?"
    Help!!!
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  9. Shopping for sewing table--machine on top or inset?

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    , 02-04-2015 at 07:04 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltin-nannie View Post
    I have a Horn table I got years ago. I love it; it was worth every penny I paid for it. It has the inserts to fit both my Pfaff and my Viking. It has a solid insert so when it's in "folded" mode it looks like any table. I had it in a small room so it was always "folded" with just the clear insert around my machine. When I finally got a sewing room/office, I was able to "unfold" all the components and its huge. Tons of room. Next to my machine, the best investment
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  10. Calculating setting triangles

    by , 02-03-2015 at 07:27 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dclutter64 View Post
    If you make a square 26 1/4" and cut it in half you will have your setting triangles.
    http://quiltville.com/onpointmath.shtml
    thanks for this link... a great explanation to keep handy
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